University settles First Amendment lawsuit with professor after seven years
Itâs been seven years since Mike Adams sued the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW)âthe school at which heâs employed as a criminology professorâafter his vocal conservatism cost him a promotion. Yesterday, Adams and UNCW settled.
UNCW has agreed to comply with a court order and promote Adams to a full professor as well as pay him $50,000 in back pay, $615,000 in attorneysâ fees, and adopt additional procedures to protect Adams from renewed retaliation such as preventing pay increases or denying further promotions during reappointment processes.
âThe important aspect is [the outcome of the case] reaffirms the basic principle of the First Amendment,â Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF) Litigation Staff Counsel Travis Barham told Campus Reform. âUniversities have to treat Christian and conservative professors fairly; otherwise there will be consequences.â...
Will liberals finally get the message after losing in this case that they can't discriminate against Christians and Conservatives? That University should have known that what they were doing was against the First Amendment. So why did they do it?